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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #36

Enchanted Journal

Enchanted Journal - Side View

Close-up of paper flower

Paper Flower Supplies and Enchanted Journal

How could I not use Rapunzel to create something fairytale related for this week's Sassy Studio Designs' ? Dare To Be Sassy Thursday!? With long hair down to my waist myself, I can empathize with her tress issues! Though my "tower" is a 3rd floor apartment and I haven't had any men offer to use my hair as a ladder lately, I do feel a certain kinship with this particular princess!

I was feeling inspired today and decided to create a journal for my project instead of my usual card. I also chose to make a paper flower (complete with home-made shimmer mist) to add to my creation. It is a simple process that produces a beautiful embellishment!

Paper Flower Instruction

1) Punch out 6 scallop circle from the designer paper or book page of your choice
2) Sponge ink on all 6 scallops
3) Spritz each scallop with water and crinkle into a ball
4) Flatten the scallops and lay flat to dry
5) Punch another scallop from card stock that coordinates with your project
6) Layer all 7 scallops together with the card stock on the bottom
7) Use paper piercing tool and mat to punch a hole through the center of all layers
8) Use a brad to bind the scallops together
9) Re-crumple the scallops, with the top ones being the most crumpled
10) Shake and spray flower with Smooch Spritz or Shimmer Paint mist for a glittery look (optional)

The above instructions were courtesy of my Stampin' Up demonstrator, Teresa Howe. Teresa also told me how to make my own shimmer mist. All you need is a mini mister bottle, rubbing alcohol, classic re-inkers and shimmer paint.

I had a lot of fun with these two techniques! And with this challenge! If you want to play along for a chance to win some Sassy images, just link your creation here before Thursday. Of course, I always wait until the last minute so you only have a few hours left to participate. Being on the East coast gives me until 3am to get my project posted before I turn into a pumpkin... (Oh, sorry, wrong fairy tale! lol) If you miss it, there will be another fabulous challenge announced tomorrow so be sure to check back!

Well, I am off to check on Prince Charming (aka Kayne, my soon-to-be one year old son). Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Card Supplies
Images: Rapunzel (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer, Rose Red (Stampin' Up), Rose Romance classic re-inker (Stampin' Up), Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 40, 131, 132, 72, 10, 7)
Paper: Rose Romance and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up), white card stock (Staples), The Once Upon A Time mat stack designer paper (DCWV)
Accessories: Scalloped punch (Stampin' Up), 1-1/4 Circle punch (Stampin' Up), Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis embossing folder (Provocraft), Frost White Shimmer Paint (Tsukineko), Antique brad (Stampin' Up), lace (unknown)


Sara said...

YAY!!! Regan, you did it, you got it done on time. And it's gorgeous!! That journal is amazing, and your flower is gorgeous. thanks so much for playing along with SSD! OH and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kayne!

faithnme said...

Great project Regan I love your flower.. I have been trhing to practice with my flowrs too.. love your colors